Birdlfu Outbreak Reported in Japan, Spreads to Two Prefectures

The Japanese government reported that they have detected a new outbreak of bird flu in a chicken farm in Fukuoka prefecture just after an earlier one occurred in the Kagawa prefecture.

The Japanese government reported that they have detected a new outbreak of the H5 bird flu in a chicken farm in Fukuoka prefecture just after an earlier one occurred in the Kagawa prefecture.

The cases were detected in Mitoyo city after authorities found the presence of 3,800 dead chickens on farms in the area.

“An epidemiological investigation team consisting of officials from the ministry of agriculture and epidemiology experts plans to conduct an investigation regarding the route of infections,” said Japan’s chief government spokesman, Katsunobu Kato.

In response to the growing outbreak, authorities announced that they will be culling 93,500 chickens on a farm in Munakata city in Fukuoka.

Earlier this month, the Kagawa prefecture has already culled 850,000 chickens.

Poultry farms within 3 kilometers of the affected facility were instructed by the prefectural government not to transfer their chickens and eggs to prevent further outbreaks. 


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